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    Femme Fatale Analysis

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    The Attic genre of tragedy shares archetypes and themes with the classic film genre of film noir. Both Greek tragedy and film noir feature femme fatales, women portrayed as devilish or in the role of a killer, the topic of the inevitability of fate is highly prevalent, and both genres incorporate mystery into their stories. “[Film noir is] a low-key black-and-white visual style, with a hard-boiled detective, a femme fatale, rainy streets, murder, and a downbeat ending” (Jukes). The genre of film noir is a cinematic genre that dates back to the 1940's. It has since been influenced numerous modern film genres including neo-noir and tech noir. Film noir is characterized as being a darker, stylized, genre featuring a black-and-white visual style.…

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    The femme fatale became a very popular character in crime fiction in the United States during the mid-twentieth century (Jaber, 1). This character is a woman who is portrayed to be hyper-sexual and is manipulative towards men. The femme fatale appears in hard-boiled crime fiction and film noir. She also was featured on many pulp covers making seductive poses because of the rise of sex in books (Horsley). Throughout the mid-twentieth century, the femme fatale character changed. Throughout this…

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    Femme Fatale Film Analysis

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    Made popular in the 1940s and 1950s, the film noir genre focused on the femme fatale, tantalizing mysteries, and hard-boiled detective stories. Often playing the damsel in distress who needs help from a big strong man, the female character secretly controls the entire show through deviance and she takes her French roots seriously. Men in these films either get seriously hurt or just outright die thanks to their involvement with these dangerous women. Unfortunately for her, it was not a common…

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    Dali Femme Fatale

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    subject “femme enfant” and “femme fatale” characterizes the works of Dali. The femme fatale was the stereotypical woman who attracts a man sexually, and represents a huge threat to the man due to her infatuating characteristics. The femme fatale causes men to lose their minds, reason, intellectual ability, basically depriving the man from all his strength. It is evident that Dali furthermore felt threatened by the femme fatale in his painting The Spector of Sex Appeal (figure 1). The composition…

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    Romeo's Femme Fatale

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    Romeo is in pain because of his first love in the play which does not exists in the whole play, but only in Romeo’s mind. Beside Romeo is in love with Rosaline but she does not return him her love. Meantime Romeo is really anguished and tries to find out the way for her to love him. On the other side Rosaline stand for an unseen character in the play, but she is very important for the whole story. And if it was not for Rosaline, Romeo would never meet Juliet. However he wants to sneak into the…

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    Blood Simple Crime

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    Although Abby was untrustworthy at the beginning of the film, she still had a sense of innocence to her. She does not intend for anyone to die or get hurt, she also hasn’t manipulated anyone, even when she kills Visser at the end she thinks it’s her husband threatening her. She is just an unhappy housewife that is looking for love and trying to separate from her husband. She is completely unaware of most of the events; unlike most femme fatales in classic noir films. Abby is a bumbling,…

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    moments in throughout the movie the lighting would become very bland, which indicated that there was no concerning actions going on towards Sam Spade. Other times, however, the movie switches to a very simply lit close-up which causes the audience to feel uncertain and worrisome about what might happen in the next scene. Throughout The Maltese Falcon there are many different camera angles.For example many times during this film the camera was angled at a very low position aiming up at a…

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    image of Vit, she is equated to a divine image, which is seen in the lines: “she rises like sunshine” and “Must emerge” . The use of verbs such as “rises” and “emerge” links Vit to the risen again Christ. This shows Annie’s idealisation of Vit since she is making a goddess-like image of her. However, this later contrasts with the line “she does the snake-hips with a hiss” , by using “snake-hips” as a verb here Vit becomes both Eve and the snake. These comparisons, both from Christ and…

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    Movie Analysis: Blade Runner

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    Rachel’s physical appearance at the beginning of the film places her under the femme fatale category. Doll and Faller explain that “Rachel’s clothing identifies her with the spider women of film noir who attempt to destroy the hero.” (p. 93) The fact that she wears her hair up, and is often wearing jackets with padded shoulders, makes her suitable for the spider women role. However, this changes as the film progresses. Rachel suffers a physical and emotional transformation. Suddenly, she…

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    manipulating women who have premeditated the murders of their spouses. Even though both men are in different professions, Walter is an insurance man and Ned is a lawyer, they prove to be valuable assets to the femme fatales of the film’s, Phyllis and Matty. In the same way that Walter risks his freedom and friendships for a corrupted love, Ned’s world is flipped upside down as he finds out that Matty is not who she claims to be. Along with many differences that may set these two movies apart,…

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